Directed by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

As part of our Pacific Showcase in collaboration with the Pacific Islanders in Communication, join us as we celebrate the Oakland premiere of LEITIS IN WAITING. Co-directed by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson, and CAAMFest alum Dean Hamer, this award winning documentary tells the story of Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti in the kingdom, Joey Joleen Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent.


Co-presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center AYPAL: Building API Community Power, Human Rights Campaign SF Bay Area, Pacific Islanders in Communications

Dates & Times
Oakland Museum of California

Fri, May 17
7:00 pm

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